Monthly Archives: June 2016

So Brexit is really going to happen !?

 

Even most of the politically inclined people of Europe were probably rather shocked in the morning of June 24th, when they found out what had just happened overnight: nearly 52 % of the British electorate, who had taken part in the Brexit referendum to determine the future of UK, had preferred to see their country separated from the European Union !  And this is a result that even lots of the voters belonging to the “Leave EU” camp hadn’t really expected to become a reality…

Although there had clearly been some signs in the air, that the majority might actually fall on the “Leave” side, so there’s really no reason to be utterly shocked and in disbelief… Because it’s just a rather sad result, which was always going to be even a probable possibility, especially based on the pre-vote opinion polls, conducted there in the UK itself…

But what could be the actual reasons for all of this ? Well…there’s definitely the factor of disappointment among the UK populace, because of several issues connected with migration – coming from the other EU countries, but especially from all the so-called “3rd world countries”, which has seemingly been very strongly connected with UK’s longtime membership in the EU…especially in the eyes of the “Leave” voters… And although such a belief is quite obviously true, in case of the migration from another EU states, it had actually been primarily the “consequence” of Britain’s former huge colonial empire itself, in the latter case (especially before the current refugee crisis, which has developed in the Middle East)…

Anyways…yes, one can theoretically say, that the current British prime minister David Cameron is the obvious culprit of the apparent split between UK and EU…just because the original promise for this referendum (at least publicly) truly came from Cameron, for whatever UK’s internal reasons exactly… But in all honesty, this is a rather absurd accusation in itself, because what is democracy after all – it’s originally demos kratos from Greek language, meaning “people’s power”… So how could anyone seriously accuse a democratic prime minister, for giving the power to the people, to decide the fate of their country, in the form of this “EU referendum” !?

In other words, Cameron is the “villain”…exactly because he has given the final choice to the people of UK ? Basically this suggests, nothing more and nothing less, in the views of all the other pro-EU politicians across Europe (who accuse Cameron), that despite all of the “chit-chat” about democracy, the ordinary people are obviously just “too dumb and easily manipulated” to make such a vital decision about EU membership…and people are only “qualified” to vote these very same politicians into power… But of course, no-one would ever dare to make such a comment (in Europe), which would be just so-so “politically incorrect” that only Donald Trump could possibly afford it, without commiting a political suicide…

So we really shouldn’t put the main blame for this current situation on David Cameron, who in all honesty acted like a “true democrat” (no matter what anyone personally thinks about his decision to hold a referendum, this fact simply can’t be denied !), but it’s still important to find the actual underlying reasons for Brexit (i.e. for the predominant negative sentiments among the UK populace, towards EU).

Therefore, I would personally suggest the following causes:

A) The mainland EU-leaders and heads of the “core countries” (especially Germany, and France), should have a serious look in the mirror, and hopefully realize at last, that problems won’t be solved and harmony (inside the EU) can’t be achieved via arrogance, pride, and insulting accusations…. because, let’s just face it, lots of the people who raise concerns about the mass migration into EU and within EU, aren’t automatically “fascists, hatemongers and bigoted fools”, but there are obviously adequate reasons to be seriously worried about the current developments in Europe….. And anyways…if the moderate and constructive skeptics are quieted and subjected to ridicule…then it’s just the natural sad logical consequence, that all the actual radicals began to dominate (and manipulate) with the minds of the ordinary people…

B) The people should be properly educated about the meaning and importance of the EU – about the value of staying connected and of continuing this mutual co-operation. Though not just in schools (because as the recent results have shown, most of the people who voted for “Leave” belong to the older generations), but in public sphere in general; all the questions and fears have to be addressed and answered, no matter how silly they seem to be…so that the people would finally see (all across Europe), why it’s ultimately better, for more or less anyone, to stay connected within the EU framework… Because if it really happens to be almost impossible to convince the majority of people across different parts of Europe, to continue supporting the existence of EU…then, well….there’s almost nothing that anyone could seriously do, to keep similar “Brexit referendums” from taking place in other EU countries as well…because this is what DEMOCRACY actually means…

Although to sum it up…I am personally also sad that UK is going to leave the EU, because we can easily see from the recent 20th century history, that various conflicts and even full-fledged wars won’t obviously happen because of mutual understanding, trust, and co-operation….but exactly because of divisions, political arguments, and almost limitless ambitions to strive for personal glory (as a nation or as a leader of a particular country) on the expense of the welfare of basically everyone else….